NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 5266. Farman F.224 (c/n 01) "Centauer II"
Photographed in 1937, source unknown

Farman F.224

07/07/2007. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Air France ordered six of these 40-seat airliner in early 1936. Powered by four 800 hp Gnome-Rhone 14 K twin-row radial engines mounted in tandem, the first aircraft was flown by Lucien Coupet on January 2, 1937. The aircraft did not receive its registration F-APMA before May 1937 when the French registration office issued F-APMA to F-APMF for the six aircraft.

Although named Centauer II, and flown in the blue and silver livery and markings of Air France, the type was not accepted by the airline, instead they went to the French Air Force."





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